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Reading Exercise: Poems » A Poem: "What They Exist For" (satire)


Note the rhyming scheme. The sound of the last word of a line is reflected in the first word or words of the next line.
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งบประมาณมีไว้กิน
ngohpH bpraL maanM meeM waiH ginM
Government funding exists to be exploited.
แผ่นดินมีไว้ขาย
phaenL dinM meeM waiH khaaiR
Our land exists to be sold.
กฎหมายมีไว้เลี่ยง
gohtL maaiR meeM waiH liiangF
Laws exist to be evaded.
ตราชั่งมีไว้เอียง
dtraaM changF meeM waiH iiangM
Scales [of Justice] exist to be tipped.
คะแนนเสียงมีไว้ซื้อ
khaH naaenM siiangR meeM waiH seuuH
Votes exists to be bought.
สื่อ...มีไว้ใส่ไฟ
seuuL meeM waiH saiL faiM
The media exists to inflame.
ประชาธิปไตยมีไว้บังหน้า
bpraL chaaM thipH bpaL dtaiM meeM waiH bangM naaF
Democracy exits to deceive.
อาญามีไว้ลงโทษคนจน
aaM yaaM meeM waiH lohngM tho:htF khohnM johnM
Criminal laws exits to punish the poor.